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Old 04-16-2005, 04:43 PM   #1
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The beauty of the Real Thing

Even Better Than The Real Thing is dismissed very easily on this board by some people because there are better lyrics in the form of Acrobat, Fly or UTEOTW on the same album. But really, if you crank up EBTTRT from start to finish and listen closely, or better yet watch the video while you listen to it... it's fuckin' out of this world.

1. The whole guitar build-up at the beginning perfectly complimented by the insanely dizzy image of the fingers holding the remote. As Mullen crashes down on the cymbals, the song is kick-started with Bono's voice fading away in the background.

2. That slide guitar all-throughout the song.

3. Right after the second 'Child', the TV comes on with that no-transmission sound. 'Massage... facial treatment....' ending with the scream.

3. And of course the 'take me higher' moans and grunts

In short: Watching the video and listening to it is a complete experience in itself. Goes to show how Achtung Baby is more about the experience and less about the poetry of the lyrics.
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i liked the pop mart mexico version
edge starts guitar part , larry with his drums
jamming
yeah.....
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Great post, Zootlesque!

*goes to watch the video again*
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i loooooooooooooooooooooooove this song. it's easily in my top five if not my favourite U2 song.
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i loooooooooooooooooooooooove this song.
I know.
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the video is hot too. all that leather
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it's the song that got me into U2. i'll never forget hearing it for the first time at the age of 11 and thinking, "This is music!!!".
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if that song were a man, i'd marry it. or at least have sex with it.















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if that song were a man, i'd marry it. or at least have sex with it.















keep in mind that it lasts under 4 minutes.
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keep in mind that it lasts under 4 minutes.
that's longer than some men, though!
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that's longer than some men, though!
really? they call me the "Power Hour".
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LOL.

The video's funky-I like it . Wouldn't recommend it to people who get motion sickness easily, though .

And I like the song, too-very sexy song, and yeah, the guitar in it is really cool.

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Re: The beauty of the Real Thing

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Goes to show how Achtung Baby is more about the experience and less about the poetry of the lyrics.
Yes. That's very correct.
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excellent song. soooooooo severely underrated.
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